Billiard table restoration

We have a tired and battered billiard table which we would like to have re-baized and restored for our growing grandchildren. The table has been stored in a barn with…

How to make lavender sugar

Last year I dusted my mince pies with vanilla sugar, which I had made myself. Earlier this year I read an article saying that lavender sugar was also good, but…

How to store salami

It's a real joy to be able to buy a large selection of salami on the market, but I find I am given different advice on the best way to…

Make your own cider

Cider's now rosy. Thanks to the clever marketing of the Magners brand, cider is a tipple to be seen with. Robert Gore-Langton tells you how to make your own cider

How to make rowan vodka

Last year I made rowan jelly but had copious numbers of berries left over. This year I would like to try making something else using the berries. Can one make…

Poinsettia points

At about this time every year I buy poinsettias to give as Christmas presents. Do they come in colours other than red or white and is it worth trying to…